Welcome Back, Copopa!

Copopa Chronicle - Back to School Edition - August 8, 2023

About this Update

Welcome back to Copopa! In this update you will find LOTS of useful information for you and your family. Please take a few minutes to read through it prior to the school year starting. Many questions you might have, can be answered in this update. Enjoy the rest of the summer! I look forward to seeing everyone very soon! GO RAIDERS!

Ms. Molnar - Principal

Introduction of New Staff

Please give a warm welcome to new staff members at Copopa.

Posting of Class Lists

Class lists will be posted on the front doors of Copopa Elementary School on Friday, August 18th at approximately 3:00 p.m.

First Day of School Signs

Print these at home for your first day of school pictures!

2023 Signs

Supply Lists

Click the link below to access the supply list for your child's grade level.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Updating OneView

Please make sure you update your child's OneView account prior to the start of the school year.

Even if nothing has changed with medication, phone numbers, contacts, etc. we still need you to sign for the 2023-2024 school year for each child in your family.

Click the link below to access OneView.

OneView Portal

Open House and Raider Jamboree

Open House is on Tuesday August 22 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

We invite you to head to Columbia Park after Open House to attend the Raider Jamboree.

Free food and ice cream!

We will also have a DJ, face painter, and balloon twister.

The Raider Jamboree is from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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School Hours

Breakfast - 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

(bus and car riders may enter through the CMS doors beginning at 8:00 a.m. ONLY if they are eating breakfast)

Car and Bus Riders Released

8:10 a.m.

Car Riders Dismissed

3:20 p.m.

Bus Riders Dismissed

3:30 p.m.

Car Riders: Pick-Up and Drop-Off


Students not riding the bus must be dropped off and picked up at the designated spot along the west sidewalk of the Copopa building. Please make sure to follow the drop-off and pick-up traffic patterns and go through the car rider line. Parents are not permitted out of their vehicles during drop-off. No student is to be dropped off prior to 8:10 am. If you pull-up to the drop-off lane after approximately 8:27 a.m. and there is no staff member outside you MUST walk your child into the office and sign the child in prior to him/her heading to class. All students MUST be in the classroom by 8:30 a.m. or they are considered tardy.


If you are planning on picking up your child after school at the last minute, please contact the Copopa office by 2:55 p.m. and we'll add your child's name to the car rider list. You can also send a note to school with your child and we will add him/her to the pick-up list for that specific day. We use the same traffic pattern for pick-up as we do for morning drop-off. Parents are not permitted out of their vehicles during pick-up.

Permanent Pick-Up:

If you will be picking your child up from school every day (no bus transportation), please contact the office and we will have you fill out a permanent pick-up form. You will not be required to send a note or call the office daily if we have this on file.

Bus Transportation

The link for bus transportation routes, questions, and concerns can be found on the CLSD website or by clicking the link below.

Bus Information at CLSD

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Save the Date

I have tried to put as many things as the calendar as possible so parents can plan accordingly. I know it is difficult to get off work or make arrangements for transportation last minute. There may be other things add to the calendar as the year progresses forward. However, you can save the date for events listed below.

Kindergarten Ice Cream Social - Thursday, August 31 - 6:30 p.m. @ Columbia Park (sponsored by PTO)

Labor Day - Monday, September 4 - No School

Kindergarten Football Night - Friday, September 22 - 6:30 p.m. @ CHS Stadium

Picture Day - Tuesday, October 3 (ordering forms will be sent home w/students)

NEOEA Day - Friday, October 13 - No School

Fall Family Fun Night - Tuesday, October 17 - 4:30 p.m. - dusk @ Red Wagon Farm

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, November 7 - 3:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Veterans Day Program - Thursday, November 9 - TBD @ Copopa Gym/Cafeteria

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 9 - 3:45 - 7:00 p..m.

Thanksgiving Break - November 22 - November 26 - No School

Picture Retakes - Monday, November 27

PTO Santa Shop - December 12 - December 15 (more information to come from PTO)

Winter Break - December 20 - January 2 - No School

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 15 - No School

Presidents' Day - Monday, February 19 - No School

Winter Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, February 28 (4:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

Winter Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, February 29 (1:00 - 4:45 p.m.)

Conference Comp Day - Friday, March 1 - No School

PTO Kalahari Day - Friday, March 1

Fine Arts Night - Tuesday, March 12 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. @Copopa and CMS

3rd/4th Grade Spelling Bee - Thursday, March 28 - 2:15 p.m. @Copopa Gym

Spring Break - April 29 - April 7 - No School

Eclipse Day - April 8 - No School

4th Grade Panoramic Picture - Friday, April 12 - during recess

Kindergarten Screening - Friday, May 10 - No School for Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten Screening - Friday, May 17 - No School for Kindergarten Students

Raider Games - Friday, May 24 - @Copopa and Columbia Park

Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 - No School

PTO 4th Grade Picnic - Tuesday, May 28th - Time TBD @Columbia Park

4th Grade Awards and Clap-Out - Wednesday, May 29 - 9:00 a.m. @Copopa Gym

Last Student Day - Wednesday, May 29

Early Release Days

The following days are early release days for the district.

September 28

October 12

February 15

February 29


Early Dismissal Time at Copopa

Car Riders - 11:50 a.m.

Bus Riders - 12:00 Noon

Staff Professional Development Days

The following days are set aside for CLSD staff professional development.

There is no school for students on these days.

September 22

September 29

November 6

January 19

February 16

Safety Drills

The state requires all schools to complete multiple safety drills during the school year (fire, severe weather, and lockdown)

Please be advised that we have to complete a lockdown drill and fire drill within the first 10 days of school.

All CLSD students will participate both a fire drill (AM) and lockdown safety drill (PM) on August 31.

Skate Station

Family skate night at Skate Station in Brunswick

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19

Thursday, January 18

Thursday, March 21

MAP Testing

Students in grades 2-4 will complete NWEA Fall MAP reading testing on:

Tuesday, September 5

Students in grades 1-4 will complete NWEA Fall MAP math testing on:

Wednesday, September 6

Students in grades 3 - 4 will complete NWEA Fall MAP science testing on:

Thursday, September 7

Kindergarten students will complete NWEA Fall MAP math testing on:

Tuesday, September 12

Ohio State Testing Dates

Please mark your calendars for the state testing dates and take these dates into consideration when booking vacations and doctor appointments.

Grade 3 - Reading Part 1: Wednesday, October 25

Grade 3 - Reading Part 2: Thursday, October 26

Grade 3 and 4 - Reading Part 1: Tuesday, April 16

Grade 3 and 4 - Reading Part 2: Thursday, April 18

Grade 3 and 4 - Math Part 1: Tuesday, April 30

Grade 3 and 4 - Math Part 2: Thursday, May 2

Students that are not in school on these days are required to complete make-up testing within the allowed time frame given by the state.

Classroom Holiday Parties

Halloween/Fall - October 27 (Friday)

*Parade time: approximately 2:45 p.m.

Winter/Christmas - December 19 (Tuesday)

Valentine's Day - February 14 (Wednesday)

The Columbia PTO will send out a sign-up genius for parents to help run the party or to donate items to the party.

PTO Information

The Columbia PTO is an amazing supporter of Copopa! We can't thank them enough for all their hard work, passion, and dedication to Columbia students.

The first meeting of the school year will be held September 13th @6:30 p.m. in the Copopa library! Come join the PTO board to see what exciting things will be planned for this school year.

Be sure to follow the PTO on FB to stay aware of all new events and fun volunteer options.


The current Board is in search of a new secretary for this year! Please contact the presidents with any questions or interests in this position or email the PTO at PTO.columbiaschools@gmail.com

Copopa on Social Media

Make sure you checkout the Copopa website, Copopa X - Twitter page, and the CLSD App for pictures, announcements, and school updates.

District Contacts

This is a great flowchart to help you with who to contact when you have a specific question or concern.

District Contacts

Reporting Absences

Parents should notify the school by calling 440.236.5020 to report an absence. You can call anytime 24/7 to report your child absent. Please leave a voicemail if there is no answer or if it is after school hours.

Leaving your child's name, teacher, and reason for absence is greatly appreciated. If you contact the teacher directly about your child's attendance, we kindly ask that you still call our office.

The link below is a from the parent/student handbook and outlines attendance and tardy policies. If you have further questions, please contact our office.

Attendance Policies and Procedures

Planned Absences

Will your child be out of school for an extended period of time such as a family vacation?

If so, make sure you fill out a planned absence form and return to school ASAP.

Planned Absence Form

Specials Rotation Calendar

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Special Area Classes Schedule

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Lunch Information

Lunch Menu

Click on the images below to view the August/September lunch menu.

Paying School Fees & Adding Lunch Money

You can use the website PaySchoolsCentral to add money to your child's lunch account as well as to pay school fees without having to come into the building or sending money with your child.

***You will receive a parent letter with the fees for your child's grade level in mid/late September. You cannot pay any school fees yet because they are not listed on your child's account for the 2023-2024

Save this link for future use. Lunch and School Fees Payment

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Please make sure you fill out this form and return to school ASAP if you think your child may qualify for free or reduced lunch.

In order to be considered for a waiver of school fees, this form MUST be completed.

2023-2024 Free/Reduced Lunch Form

School Handbooks

Copopa Parent/Student Handbook

Please make sure you read through the handbook for important policies and procedures at Copopa Elementary School.

CLSD District Handbook

Champions After-School Care

If you are looking for a child care facility that is close and convenient, you might consider Champions. This is located at Copopa. Click the link below for more information.

Discover Champions

Copopa Elementary School

Home of the youngest Raiders!
Providing a quality education for students in grades Pre-K - 4

by "Achieving Excellence Together."

Carla Lasecki - Secretary


Carla Molnar - Principal


Susie Dunn - Counselor